Originally born in Bulgaria, the artist and fashion designer Petar Petrov has been an important figure in the Viennese creative scene (at least when it comes to fashion) ever since he came to this cobwebbed town years ago. His gift for brilliant designs and a maxim to produce clothes that people can actually wear are two qualities among many others that mark him out from the vast number of up and coming designers. So it’s no big surprise that all kinds of young tastemakers– from artists such as Mario Grubisic and Chris Rosa to musicians like Wolfram and photographer Lukas Gansterer – like to wear his designs.
From now, you have the opportunity to check out Petar Petrov’s new art project for which he teamed up with industrial Designer Tino Valentinitsch and dark superstar Soap&Skin. Apparently he has created “a virtual space whose boundaries are marked by light walls”. Whatever that means in practice, it still sounds pretty amazing. And as it’s a retrospective too, you will also see a selection of his earlier work, which is equally fantastic.
Petar Petrov. Made to Measure.
November 3 to December 3, 2011
KUNSTHALLE wien project space
There is also a webstream of the whole thing online here!